CSUB Student Research Competition Winners Announced; Advance to CSU Competition in May

The Office of Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs (GRaSP) at California State University, Bakersfield has announced the winners of their University-wide Student Research Oral Competition on Friday, March 9. The competition showcased research and creative activities in all disciplines.

The winners will advance to the California State University-wide competition on May 4 and 5 at CSU Sacramento. The system-wide competition showcases excellent research conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Students make oral presentations before juries or professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, colleges and universities in California.

“Your University education lays the foundation for your future and participation in research is one of the major building blocks of this foundation,” said Dr. Imeh Ebong, Ph.D. Associate Vice President of GRASP. Every student should be proud of her/his achievement, having succeeded in academic inquiry with the dedicated efforts of our faculty.

Students’ presentations were judged on clarity of purpose, appropriateness of methodology, interpretation of results, ability of the presenter to articulate the research or creative activity, organization of the material presented, presenter’s ability to handle questions from the jury and general audience, as well as the value of the research or creative activity.

Winners were announced in six categories: Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Business, Economics and Public Administration; Engineering and Computer Sciences; Biological and Agricultural Sciences; Behavioral and Social Sciences; and Health, Nutrition and Clinical Services.

The winners from CSU Bakersfield are:

Physical and Mathematical Sciences:

Tavis Price, Undergraduate (Chemistry and Biochemistry) Sade Haake, Graduate (Geological Sciences)

Business, Economics and Public Administration:

Alex Risheh and Ivory Parker Jr., Undergraduate (Economics) Rabia Sohail, Graduate (Health Care Administration)

Engineering and Computer Sciences:

Jeremy Ice. Undergraduate (Computer and Electrical Engineering)

Biological and Agricultural Sciences:

Jazmine Mejia Munoz, Undergraduate (Biology) Mitchell Coleman, Graduate (Biology)

Behavioral and Social Sciences:

Susanna Villarreal, Undergraduate (Psychology) Estrella Amaro Jeppesen, Graduate (Modern Languages)

Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Services:

Kathryn Johnston, Undergraduate (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

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